Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Openings - 44 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NURSE PRACTITIONER
    Inova Health Systems

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NEW
    Nurse Practitioner
    Inova

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NEW
    Nurse Practitioner - Neonatology (Ashburn,VA)
    Barton Associates

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NEW
    Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics - New Grads $Open
    CAS Asssoc

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NEW
    Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics - New Grads $Open
    CAS Assoc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NEW
    Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner - Barton Associates (Ashburn,VA)
    Barton Associates

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

    NEW
    Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Barton Associates (Ashburn,VA)
    Barton Associates

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,640

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Ashburn,VA)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,060

    Nurse Case Mgr I II IHM
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,060

    Nurse Case Mgr I II Sr
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,341

    (Maternity) Nurse Care
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Gaithersburg,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Germantown,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Katmai

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    NEW
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Inova

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    NEW
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    FCS, Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    NEW
    NP Psychiatry Job
    Reap Healthcare Agents

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Montgomery Village,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Montgomery Village, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Silver Spring,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Guideline Healthcare

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Guideline Healthcare

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    NEW
    NP Psychiatry
    FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    NEW
    NP Psychiatry
    FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    NEW
    NP Psychiatry
    FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    NEW
    NP Nurse Practitioner
    FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    Urgent Need for Locum Tenens Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Washington, D.C. (Washington,DC)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Derwood,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Derwood, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Damascus,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Damascus, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Olney,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Olney, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    NEW
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    FCS, Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    NEW
    NP Nurse Practitioner
    FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Hyattsville,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Hyattsville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Potomac,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Potomac, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Bethesda,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Frederick,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Takoma Park,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Takoma Park, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Guideline Healthcare

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (part-time)
    Virginia State Government

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    NEW
    NP Psychiatry
    FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Chevy Chase,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Chevy Chase, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Kensington,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Kensington, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Clarksburg,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Clarksburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,090

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Rockville,MD)
    Locumtenens.Com

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,041

    NEW
    Urgent Need for Locum Tenens Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Washington, D.C.
    Locumtenens.Com

    Washington, DC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs

average

$100,042

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Make Decisions

What does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner do

The key role of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is to diagnose mental illnesses and prescribe medications. They provide staff and family consultation around medications and other clinical concerns, as well as perform group/individual therapy and assessments.

how to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

Education

In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.

Advancement

Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Real Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Key Point Health Services, Inc. Aberdeen, MD Dec 09, 2016 $124,800
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner BHC Fairfax Hospital, Inc. Kirkland, WA Sep 22, 2015 $110,000
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Oluyemi Aina Md PLLC Sherman, TX Apr 09, 2016 $100,000
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Mindful Behavioral Healthcare Kissimmee, FL Sep 15, 2016 $93,915
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Vivian Charneco Md Pa, LLC Kissimmee, FL Sep 15, 2016 $93,915
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner New England Counseling Center P.C Mansfield, MA Jun 01, 2013 $79,306
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Colorado Mental Health Institute @ Pueblo Pueblo, CO Dec 22, 2010 $75,000 -
$90,000
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Colorado Mental Health Institute @ Pueblo Pueblo, CO Dec 30, 2010 $75,000 -
$90,000

Top Skills for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Top Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Skills

The three most common skills for psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs are:
  1. Mental Health Services
  2. Initial Psychiatric Evaluations
  3. Dual Diagnosis

Social Workers is the least sought after skill at the current time for psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs.

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Top Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Employers

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Top 10 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Employers

10 companies currently have Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner open positions.

Other companies that have hired for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner positions are:
  1. Mental Health Association
  2. Behavioral Care Solutions
  3. Saint Clare's Behavioral Health Center (Pact Team)
  4. Barnabas Health

River Valley Care Center, Mental Health Association, Behavioral Care Solutions, Saint Clare's Behavioral Health Center (Pact Team), Barnabas Health, Ocean Mental Health Services, Hampton Behavioral Health Center, CFG Contracting, Wellspring Medical Center, Exodus Recovery Mental Health

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